Given enough time, statistically, almost all drivers will be involved in an accident, eventually. Luckily, most of these car crashes are relatively harmless, low-speed fender benders, without any serious injuries. Though, sometimes, like a recent Queens car accident, crashes have more serious injuries.
The car crash
The car crash occurred in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens, New York. According to the New York City Police Department, the car accident occurred early Tuesday morning after 3:00 a.m. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of 84th Avenue and Myrtle Avenue. From videos and pictures, the impact was extreme as debris was scattered throughout the intersection, and it appears that both vehicles are complete losses.
After the car accident
The NYPD did not release how many people were involved in the crash, but they did state that two people sustained serious injuries. They were taken to Jamaica Medical Center, and their current status has not been released, but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
This car accident is still under investigation, and at this point, it is anyone’s guess who is at fault. Though, there may be dashboard video or video from local businesses that may shed light on who is at fault here. Though, sometimes, in car crashes, like this one, the police may elect not to assign fault, especially, if there is no video evidence. This is why it is always advisable to contact an attorney after any car accident, regardless of perceived fault.
Car accidents that involve injuries and vehicle damage are so common that insurance companies have well-developed strategies to mitigate their monetary exposure. Indeed, insurance companies are well-oiled claim denial and claim minimization machines. Even highly rated insurance companies are guilty of this because, after all, they do not make any money if they pay-out more than people pay-in each year.
The two best pieces of advice for our Hackensack, New Jersey, and New York City metro area, readers are to document everything before, during and after the car crash. Then, fight the insurance companies aggressively.